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The Sainsbury Library: Key Business Resources: Company Information

Subjects: Business, Management

Annual Reports

Capital IQ

Capital IQ provides up to 12 years of annual reports.

Historical Annual Reports

Annual reports dating back to 1844 for US companies.

Mergent Archive

Company annual reports from 1900 – 1996.


Mergers and Acquisitions

Capital IQ

Capital IQ has details of M&A activity dating back up to 10 years.


Zephyr contains information on mergers and acquisition, IPO, private equity and venture capital deals.

Company and Analyst Reports

Aftermarket Research

Full-text analysts’ reports from over 1,700 brokers and independent research providers around the globe, accessed via the Capital IQ platform. Email to request access if you don't already have a Capital IQ log-in.

Business Source Complete

Business Source Complete has company reports with SWOT analysis from Marketline and Datamonitor.

To find them search for your company by name and change the Document Type setting on the search page to Company Report.

UK Financial Data


Financial data for UK public and private companies.

European Financial Data

Orbis Europe

Financial data for European companies (public and private)

Global Financial Data


Bloomberg Professional provides financial and economic data and is installed on three PCs in the Sainsbury Library. Non-SBS members of the university can access Bloomberg in the Social Science Library. Please ask at the library's information desk.

Bloomberg Getting Started Guide

Bloomberg Using Equity Screening Guide

Bloomberg - Installing the Excel Add-in

Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is an online tutorial that provides a good introduction to the basics of using Bloomberg. To access the tutorial log in to Bloomberg and type BMC to the top left of the Bloomberg screen and press the return key.


Capital IQ 

Global financial data for public and private companies. Email to request access.


Global company, industry and economic data with deep historical time series available. Email to request access. This product replaces both Thomson One and DataStream. Also accessible on 2 PCs in the Sainsbury Library for SBS members. Undergraduate SBS students must use these PCs to access Eikon.

Mergent Online

Mergent provides financial details of over 25,000 active and inactive global companies. It also has over 300,000 annual reports dating back 10 years and executive profiles.

S&P Global Market Intelligence

Global coverage of over 50,000 listed and non-listed, central and subsidiary banks as well as insurers and insurance subsidiaries. Click here to register for an account.


WRDS is an interface provided by Wharton Business School, which allows access to a number of datasets for financial research and analysis.

Datasets available include: Compustat, Boardex, CRSP & GovPX.

To register for WRDS click on the Register for a WRDS account link on the WRDS sign-in webpage. Please note that only academic staff and postgraduates may register for WRDS access.